Pretreatment, Pollution Prevention & Stormwater

Creating a Win-Win Pretreatment Program by Building Collaborative Partnerships

Thursday, April 19
11:10 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room 304/305, Sacramento Convention Center

CWEA: 1 Contact Hour

Practice Area: Professional Challenge Area: Pretreatment & Stormwater

LA Industry created a win-win solution between regulators and the regulated to secure a sustainable business environment. Our team will share their success story on how to guide effective outreach and communication; cultivate business to business collaboration; implement green chemistry and create and sustain a circular economy.

Learner Outcomes:

Level: Intermediate; working knowledge of subject matter / journeyman level staff

Jennifer Kong

Environmental Engineer
City of Los Angeles, LA Sanitation


Jennifer Kong is an Environmental Engineer with the City of Los Angeles. She is a registered professional engineer with the State of California. She graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a master’s degree in ecotoxicology at Oakland University. For 15 years, she manages the source control and pretreatment program for the City, where she strategizes ways to reduce and minimize Industrial pollution. She is a social change maker who believes that green chemistry is the ultimate pollution prevention and waste elimination strategy to build vibrant and sustainable communities.


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Shannon Simmers

Regulatory Compliance Officer
City of Redlands


Shannon Simmers, Regulatory Compliance Officer at City of Redlands, is responsible for the Pretreatment Program and other regulatory requirements. She began in the ECI profession in 2014 with previous experience in inspection/quality assurance. She possesses an AS in Water Supply and certifications in wastewater, water treatment, distribution and stormwater. She is the Past Chair of the P3S Committee and is actively involved with CWEA. She is TCP Subject Matter Expert and was involved with ECI exam re-validations and study-guide revisions. In 2018 the CWEA Clean Water Magazine identified her as a 2018 Emerging Leader and also awarded the CWEA 5S.


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Susana Vargas


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Mark Hsu

Environmental Engineering Associate


Mark Hsu is an Environmental Engineering Associate with the City of Los Angeles. He graduated from UCR with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering. He is a member of the pollution prevention and sustainability team which helps aid economic development and business continuity in LA region. The current focus is on exploring the strategies and opportunities with a collaborative network of internal and external partners to cultivate a business-friendly environment for businesses and industries to strive in LA region, while meeting regulatory compliance objectives and goals.


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